Dr Andrew Daff


Sports and Exercise Physician


03 9426 6222


(03) 9426 6111

Andrew is a founding member of Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group, where he has a diverse full-time practice. He sees patients of all ages and physical capabilities, with sporting and everyday injuries. Andrew’s aim is to assist people of every skill level to maximise their health and wellbeing through exercise.

A passion for sport and a medical degree was the perfect combination for Andrew’s career as a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician. A state representative in amateur football and schoolboys’ cricket, he graduated with honours from Monash University in 1986. Then followed a Diploma of Anatomy, a Certificate of Sports Medicine and an appointment teaching anatomy at Stanford University (USA), before gaining his Australasian College of Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1994.

Andrew has a long-standing and distinguished involvement with AFL football, including:

  • Melbourne Football Club Senior Medical Officer 1991-2011
  • Melbourne Football Club Life Member 2006 (please remove blank line below)
  • Richmond Football club Medical Officer 2012-2020
  • Victorian State of Origin Team Doctor 1994
  • Australian International Rules Team Doctor 2001 and 2002
  • AFL Doctors Association Executive roles including President
  • AFL Players Association Advisory Board and Trust Committee
  • AFL Concussion Working Party

His involvement in sports medicine extends to a deep interest in teaching. He is a clinical training supervisor and examiner for the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians, as well as an AFL Doctors Association mentor.

Andrew is Medical officer for Tennis Australia and is on the Australian Open tennis medical staff. He has been medical consultant to Cirque du Soleil . He was also Deputy Director of the Athletes Village Polyclinic at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Andrew practises what he preaches, enjoying running, gym, yoga, playing tennis and hiking.